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As long as we're talking Christmas, here's probably my favorite Christmas song, by mutant disco queen, Cristina:

 

Things Fall Apart (It's Christmas)


My mother said,
I'm a survivor,

I pull together Christmas every year.

Something has to last,
she said.

Once a year let's have the past.


And then one year

to reach up high

to hang an angel from the tree

became a painful thing

Besides, she's lost her wings
,

my mother said.


Things fall apart

but they never leave my heart

Good morning, Midnight, it's Christmas

Things fall apart

but they never leave my heart


My boyfriend said
,

It's really sweet

the way you go for Christmas cheer

I said,
We can't afford the tree

He said,
Love is free


So we trimmed the cactus

with my earrings we'd meant to pawn

There wasn't any snow

but there was rain

He licked me like a candy cane


And then one day

he said,
I can't stand in your way

it's wrong

-- With what?
I asked

but he was gone


Things fall apart

but they never leave my heart

Good morning, Midnight, it's Christmas

Things fall apart

but they never leave my heart


The party was a huge success
,

but where do we go next?
they said

They killed a tree of 97 years

and smothered it in lights

and silver tears


They all got wrecked

they laughed too loud

I started to feel queasy

in the crowd


I caught a cab

back to my flat

and wept a bit

and fed the cat



Things fall apart

but they never leave my heart

Good morning, Midnight, it's Christmas

Things fall apart

but they never leave my heart...


composed by
Cristina/David Was/Don Was

Always brings a tear to my eye.*

 

 

Rhapsody subscribers (or those who haven't burned their 25 free monthly plays) can hear the song here: http://www.rhapsody.com/cristina-2

 

Those interested in the enigmatic, sharp-tongued, but ultimately quite vulnerable Cristina, can find out more here: http://www.redoverwhite.org/cristina/queen_cristina.html

 

(As I listened to it, culling the lyrics for this post, it finally segued -- via random play -- to possibly my favorite David Bowie song... wherein he calls me a junkie: "My mama says, to get things done / you better not mess with Major Tom... I've lost love; I've needed love; sordid details following..." ;) )

 

 

* And, no, I'm not actually kidding...

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